Feral Youth

by Wakes

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    Feral Youth is the debut LP by Wakes, the project of Tim Oxton, based in Boston, Massachusetts (US).

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released June 2, 2014

written and recorded by tim oxton
album design, photograph handcoloring by tim oxton
album photograph by roland oxton


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Track Name: Widows
take my hand and jump with me
as im waiting for the day i die
wont you put my shoes by the fire
as my body comes ashore
my toes are cold with my feelings of dread
as you try to lock the door.

oh its a full moon tonight
watch the love turn into fright
oh my, my darlin dear
its not me you need to fear

you try to sing of our posterity
but I'm hollow my dear, cant you see?
leave me on my pedestal of trials
ill dream in the sky when I'm tired
the widow is loved by the ones up above
with no one to call her name.

and i find you crying on the floor
i can't help but feel we've done this before
Track Name: Headlights
The silhouettes of our bodies glow
from your headlights
and we shiver soft from the cold hard rain
to drown our pain
we'll light our way
with a mutual hate
driven by the wind
and pretend that we love
our breakfast tomorrow
won't you leave me, love
to the birds i know
come for the kill
pick my body clean, I know they will

You say you want love
but you wont survive
I say I want love
But I closed my eyes
and we lay in the light
because we left our lives behind

Lets leave town
and run for the hills
where no one knows our names
W'ell get new jobs
and work for the kids
that we'll never have
the neighbors will call
to party til dawn
but the sun never comes
so leave me here
with my misery
theres nothing left to gain here, my love
Track Name: Pillowside
she sees your eyes
like your a child
and leaves you there
like your a friend

but its plaster smiles
you see within
and your car runs
it for miles

she gives herself
to the world you love

but love she gives
swallows you whole
when you can't get back what she has sold
those nights you left
on a pillow side

she lives alone
just like dad
where you can't see
her broken smiles

she hides away
from the lies you want
to hear the words
she can't bear to say

your silence kills
the world she loves

but the love you give shatters her soul
when she can't give back what you have told
those nights you left
on a pillow side

by the pillow side
Track Name: 80's Night
baby i love the way you sigh
pushing so low between your thighs
you light up one of your cigarettes
and let me know im in your debt

this is the point of our lives
where we're too old to feel this inside

its eighties night at tabbys bar
youre singing karaoke in the dark
you light up one of your cigarettes
but we know when they call the cops
we're gone without the check

this is point of our lives
where we're too old to feel this inside
i remember of the places i found
so i know just where ill fall down

fall me with me, love
Track Name: Two Step Heels
darlin i wont see your wool
its saturday night
youre prowling for a fool

you locked eyes
with a child on the floor
he took your hand
and y ou led him to the door

its easy to say that
its not your intention
but i can't help but feel
that i cant get your affection

take my heart and crush it in your hands
with your two step heels
you'll tear me down again

the silent night
between our best friends
a drowning light
of a time we felt again

and its not easy to say
that I'm a reflection
can't i steal a sigh
as we start our ascension

we run yeah we run away
from the eyes of the lies that we told ourselves today
we wash our hands with time
pretend its fine
but it festers like a wound
Track Name: Pretend Love
well i
saw your falling lace
on the floor
so lets play
til the dawn
til the sun
warms our faces love

you'll be gone
by morning
so lets pretend its love

and i smile
tight lipped
when you're bored
so lets stay
when you feel at home
until we
don't feel so alone
Track Name: Borrowed Time
baby i dont know
living on your
your borrowed time
but i cant forget why
you left me by the fire
so lets get a long
and we'll leave
our clothing on

open the door away
from the trials you face
and i will haunt
the places youve lost
so let me by
we sail alone
right into the sea

my mind is caving inward
from the demons that haunt me so
and i feel the walls crumbling
around your
your precious throes
Track Name: Young Again
her face is wrinkled from
the wearing of time

hides the life behind her eyes

the mornings are cold again
as the seasons pass her by

she lies awake
trying to remember
her fleeting former life

we left time to be young again
weighed our worth against our sins
our hands betray the lives inside
where we feel at home

the nurse brings poison
to his bedside

his friends call
from empty televisions

the song begins without warning
its the white in his eyes

that keeps them pounding downward
on the life he left behind
Track Name: Sidewalk Cracks
say hello to your friends
cause we know you lost 'em again
they come by the window side
but theyre blind to your foolish pride
all i see is filled with white
so we leave into night

but time is overdrawn
yeah but time is overdrawn

and we fought the sidewalk cracks
to save our mothers backs
and i know you screamed with love
from what you hid under the rug
be kind to what remains
cause i know ill never change

but time is overdrawn
yeah but time is overdrawn

you saw the waves of your rough seas
that turned you down again
and you saw the waves of your rough seas
that took your life away

but time is overdrawn.

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